NATURAL DISASTER LEADS TO MECHANICAL REDESIGN — Opening Fall 2019
Not just fixing the leak, planning for the future
The Sauk Trails Clinic remodel was initially a future consideration for the client. A discussion and plan were in process when a catastrophic flood occurred in the summer of 2018, flooding the clinic’s basement and first floor. The clinic closed down, and everything in the clinic’s basement was removed. On the first floor, all flooring, cabinets, drywall, trim, and doors, needed to be replaced. It was time to expedite planning.
The goal was to accomplish two important items for the client. We needed to get the clinic back up and running, and we had to figure out a way to mitigate future flooding. In the new plan, the mechanical room was relocated to the first floor and elevated two feet above grade to prevent being flooded in the basement, loosing power and damaging the HVAC and elevator.
Plan the Work – Work the Plan:
The work plan which supported detailed estimates and bids was designed to fall within the guidelines of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to enable the client to receive FEMA funding for a portion of the repairs. While this phased approach necessitated an extended schedule, the result will serve the client now and in the future.
* This project is now under construction